Welcome to the Department of Physics at the University College Cork.

The Department of Physics is one of Ireland’s largest, most dynamic centres of scientific development with a focus on excellence in both education and research, and a particularly strong track record in PhD education.

The strength of our undergraduate degree programmes in both physics and astrophysics attracts a large cohort of talented students to study physics at UCC. Our research strength also attracts many international post-doctoral fellows and visiting scientists to our department, making it a large, cosmopolitan place for the advancement of science.

The Department of Physics plays an important strategic role in the region through its extensive interactions with industry both nationally and internationally.


Physics Department students at their conferring October 2014



Physics News

Major leap towards data storage at the molecular level
Posted on August 23, 2017 at 5:00 pm

From smartphones to supercomputers, the growing need for smaller and more energy efficient devices […]

Researchers create magnetic RAM
Posted on August 23, 2017 at 11:12 am

MIPT researchers teamed up with collaborators for a successful demonstration of magnetoelectric […]

It goes to 11: Florida lab sets new magnet strength record
Posted on August 22, 2017 at 5:59 pm

Engineers at a lab in Florida have been working quietly for the last two and a half years on […]

A silent search for dark matter
Posted on August 22, 2017 at 3:59 pm

Results from its first run indicate that XENON1T is the most sensitive dark matter detector on […]